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Apr 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
-paying jobs are coming to virginia thanks to a deal worked out between the state and a huge defense contractor. governor bob mcdonnell announced the plan for northrup grumman to move its headquarters here. >> reporter: northrup grumman plans to open its new headquarters in the summer of 2011 in arlington or fair view park area, fairfax county, near falls church. exact location will be revealed in about the next 30 days but the big news it was delivered today at a news conference in rosslyn. >> thanks so much. >> just as -- >> reporter: governor mcdonnell presented northrup grumman's ceo p virginia stock to celebrate news one of the world's largest defense contractors would move its corporate head quarters from california to northern virginia. northrup grumman chose virginia after a competition with maryland and the district. >> it was difficult to come down to our final selection. but in that final selection, northern virginia was the winner. >> reporter: economic considerations and available real estate were deciding factors. virginia also offered $12 million and $15 million in inc
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Apr 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
governor of virginia adding new language to a proclamation about confederate history month after a national outcry. >>> big fire blew out the windows of a highrise in boston. >>> nike out with a new commercial. >>> the orlando magic getting a little bit tricky against the wizards tonight. baseball season is in full swing. nationals trying to crack into the win column. >>> the governor of virginia is making changes to a controversial proclamation declaring april confederate history month in virginia. bob mcdonnell issued that proclamation, he said to promote tourism in the state in advance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the civil war. virginia was the capital of the confederacy then and a major civil war battleground. but the declaration left out anti-slavery. it agrees it is important to for all virginians to understand the institution of slavery led to this war and was an evil and inhumane practice. >>> d.c. public school teachers could get a dramatic pay raise and tougher work standards if a new union contract is approved. the tentative contract comes after more than tw
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Apr 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop. right now between the i-270 spur and tysons corner looks like any road w
NBC
Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
claims in the past. >>> rescuers will try again to reach four missing miners in west virginia. officials determined that the mine's air is now safe enough to allow crews back in. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> reporter: for the third time since monday's explosion an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine sometime after midnight. >> we'll be in a position this evening or this morning to make a mad dash. >> reporter: carrying four extra oxygen masks the crew will push towards two reinforced safety chambers about five miles inside the mine. experts agree the only way four missing miners could have survived if they made to it these safe havens. >> i hope they will come out alive. >> reporter: as they pray for that miracle they must prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the miners of those who died in the blast. >> it will be a slow process. we got to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame on it. we'll just try to do i
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Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
fredrick county, maryland. northern jefferson county in west virginia, and southern berkley county in west virginia. take you to the live radar here, show you where we're talking about on the storms. notice in the upper right-hand corner of your screen here we're zooming in to the panhandle of west virginia. this is the cell that we're watching very, very carefully right in here. right here just up to the north sides of charles town, west virginia, when i put this little circle on here where you can see the red touching the green, that's where red winds are going towards and away touching one another. as a result this is the area right in here, just to the north of charles town, west virginia, where there is a potential radar-indicated tornado on the ground at this point in time. this storm is traveling to the northeast at 40 miles per hour. so i'll put a storm track on it for you here so you can sort of see the towns that are in the line of fire, as you were. as we go up to the northeast, at about 40 miles per hour, we're going to be able to see that this storm is headed up into wash
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Apr 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
mcnabb a redskin, could to be possible? who knows. maryland and virginia square-off in a prime-time la cros tilt. >> and plus the capitals trying to set a franchise road on the road in >>> espn reporter erin andrews has beefed up her personal security. she's received more than a dozen death threats. the e-mails have been described as explicitly violent. last month a 48-year-old insurance executive was sentenced to more than two years in prison for secretly viotaping andrews in her hotel room. andrews' attorney says he does not believe that the two cases are link said. meanwhile, andrews' asked abc for more security on the set of "dancing with the stars" that's where she's currently a contestant. >>> an important recall to tell you about, it involves something that could be throughout your entire house, drywall. fumes from some drywall made in china may be dangerous to your health. they have a sulf idcompound that gives off a recent egg smell. the federal government says removing that drywall will not be enough, the official with the consumer of product says drywall should be gutted. fo
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Apr 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
across the region are generally speaking in the 40s right now. 48 degrees in front royal, virginia. leesburg, virginia coming in at 47 degrees. alexandria, virginia coming in at 52. a nice day today whether you're in virginia, maryland or district. highs today will climb up to the upper 70s nearing 80 degrees. extended forecast for not only for today but all the way through easter weekend and opening day at national's ballpark on monday, temperatures running about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average. you got to like that. >> let's head out see how things are moving along in downtown. south capital street to the douglas bridge no problems. checking reports of a car fire 95 southbound near newington. reports of traffic light issues in the overnight hours. north capital street, we'll be watching that. that's how we're doing ladies. >>> it is 4:41. ahead in the news, a virginia based navy ship has a run in with pirates. >> an update on the so-called mega project. the mega headaches that will cause drivers for a long time to come. >>> up next an update on the worst flooding in 200 year
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Apr 21, 2010 11:00am EDT
d.c., maryland and virginia came together to ask for more oversight of the agency. news4's megan mcgrath joins us with more. >> good morning. there have been 15 accidents in the metro system in the last year. the chairman of the committee on oversight in government reform opened this hearing by saying that was completely unacceptable and that something needs to change. now, metro officials including the new interim gm, richard sorrells are appearing before that committee today to answer questions about their safety record and what's being done to make sure that the system and the passengers are safe. now, some lawmakers a calling for more oversight over metro. specifically that there needs to be an agency with real teeth, real enforcement powers to watch over the system as well as come up with safety procedures. right now they say there is not such an entity that has enforcement powers and plays that role. also, others are calling for more funding, specifically federal funding for metro so that they can get back to do some of the maintenance and other things that they need to do
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Apr 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
out there, already down at springfield, 83 degrees in springfield, virginia. already 83 in fairfax county out at dulles international airport where the record high today at dulles is only 84. so they're 1 degree away from tiths record and two from breaking it already at dulles international airport. of course, dulles' airport records only go back to 1963. the record at national airport is 94 degrees back to 1929. temperatures are going to continue to warm here as we have this strong western atlantic ridge of high pressure, the old bermuda high we usually talk about in august and july, it's here in april. sunny today. near record high temperatures. no doubt about it. the uv index is high today. spf 30 or better if you're going to spend time outside. highs today, 88 to 94 degrees. wait till you hear the list of impressive cities we beat to 90 degrees this year, including your hometown. >> all right. that means las vegas. >> that's right. >> all right. thank you. jerry edwards has an update on our midday traffic. how is it rolling along in this heat? >> good morning to you, good morni
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Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
mine in raleigh county, west virginia. charleston. that blast was caused by a buildup of methane gas. mitt rescue crews are still hopeful they will find some survivors. steve handelsman has our report from raleigh county. >> reporter: as family and friends waited and hoped for a miracle the drilling teams made quick progress. boring a six-inch-wide hole down to the mine before dawn to where 25 men died monday. you about four miners might still be alive. they are drilling other holes as well. they are using pumps to pull methane from the chamber. so rescuers can re-enter. surviving miners may have made it to one of two sealed shelter. >> we know they didn't come out so -- you -- next option would be for them to go through that refuge chamber. >> dust, dirt, debris, blowing. if hi to put my head down i couldn't see. >> reporter: stanley is a miner who survived the blast monday. now he's agonizing about his missing friends. >> my very good buddy. people don't understand the comradey between miners. >> upper big branch mine cited 12 times last month for ventilation violations. >> all
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Apr 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
naoma, west virginia. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon from west virginia. today it is stormy. officials say that may be the cause of their setback. with the barometric drops, a lot of cold air rushes of the coal mine and left dangerous methane gas seep in through the cold. teach methane in the mine meant more drilling and more pumping as rescue teams feed a hasty retreat. >> this is a it setback. the worst of our three options from a rescue attempt. >> reporter: 32 rescuers had gotten the green light overnight and headed in. miles to go. but back on the surface, tech anythingnitions were getting bad readings. four miners could be taking shellingter, the air turned explosive. too much methane. officials worried about another blast like the one that killed 25 men monday and they pulled the rescue teams 500 feet short of their goal. >> a buildup of noxioknocknoxio we have to get it out of there. >> the atmosphere is not explosive. >> reporter: miner tommy davis survived monday's blast. his mother and his nephew died and owe did tommy's 20-year-old son, bubba. he had seen him mon
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Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
. and martinburg, west virginia, 49 degrees this morning. and the radar, there is a ribbon of rain showers this week, but the industrial strength is arriving late this afternoon and evening and much through the day tomorrow. and there is a forecast today, a mix of sunshine and clouds early. temperatures in the low 60s, and a high temperature, a 70% chance of rain today and a 60% chance of more rain tomorrow and then again on monday and lingering on tuesday. we needed to catch up where half of the average rainfall is what we have, so we will get caught up. >> thank you, chuck. >> you are welcome. >>> new today, a man is in in the hospital after being stabbed. it happened in wheaton. the man was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital. he is currently in stable condition. police are still looking for his attacker. they think he might have gotten away in a blue vehicle. >>> court papers show a suspect in the d.c. mass shooting is cooperating with authorities. court papers outline the time line behind the killings. it begins when jordon howe was killed over a stolen bracelet
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Apr 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
west virginia. we now know what happened to the last of those missing miners and why th search took so long. >>> a a adoption scandal. the latest tonight on the little boy put on a plane alone, sent back to russia by the american woman who adopted him. >>> and the mystery, a first look in years at the relic some believe is holy. others say it's hype. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from the white house and capitals around the world, condolences are being offered tonight to the people of poland after a tragic plane crash that has claimed the lives of that country's president, his wife and many other prominent officials. in all, 97 people died when the jet went down on a flight from warsaw to russia. tonight the polish government, an important american ally is devastated by the loss of not only its president, but its deputy foreign minister, head of national security, and a number of lawmakers who are among the victims. tonight at this late hour, back in warsaw, an outpouring of emotion continues as thousands pay their respects outside the presidential pala
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Apr 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
members of a man who died on a softball field in northern virginia this weekend spoke out for the first time tonight. they remembered his passion for life, his dedication to helping others and his love for the game of softball. craig melvin has our story. >> reporter: this man saw his father-in-law go down. >> his face turned blue and chest turned blue. i knew something was really wrong. >> reporter: 55-year-old george krit crisp died on the softball field. he and his son-in-law talked about dying that way. >> one would be in your sleep. not feel or know anything or, you know, doing something that you love and having it be quick and painless. >> reporter: it probably was. the line drive hit crisp in his throat just below his jaw, rupturing his artery and in seconds blood flooded his brain. >> he is the funniest guy you ever met. it came naturally. he didn't try too hard. >> reporter: gary bartlow remembers when he had to ask permission to marry one of george crisp's daughters. >> he said, of course you can. but he also wanted to make sure i took care of her, just like he did. i pr
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Apr 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
effort to rescue four trapped miners in west virginia. rescuers have been pulled from the mine for a third time this morning. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> overnight another major setbackback for rescue teams in the mountains of west virginia. >> had a long night, we had a difficult night. we ran into some problems. >> earlier as crews searched for survivors, they instead found something no one expected. >> what we didn't expect is for there to be smoke from a fire. and that changed what we had to do. >> before they were pushed out of the mine, the rescue teams did inspect one of two safety chambers. >> it was not deployed. it was intact and not deployed. so we know that there was nobody in that chamber. so we had that one more chamber left to check. >> reporter: as they worked to extinguish the flames from the outside, crews also plan to drill three more bore hole into the mine, one near the unchecked safety chamber to try and get a clear picture of whether anyone is inside. >> we're still hoping, we still hold out that's been deployed and that thing
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Apr 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
bill. >>> virginia is for business. defense contractor northrop grumman will announce today it's coming to virginia. >>> it's opening day for an $8 million park near national stadium. the park is named for a 19-year-old murder victim who during his life worked to clean up the neighborhood. >>> news 4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome everyone to news 4 midday. it's tuesday, april 27th, 2010. health care reform may now be law, but some people with disabilities say lawmakers overlooked them when they passed the historic legislation. now they're in washington and taking their message to house speaker nancy pelosi. tracee wilkins is live in northwest washington. >> reporter: protesters were right outside of the hilton just a little while ago. they have moved on down connecticut avenue. things are back to normal here. today they were here sending a national message. that being disabled shouldn't equal being institutionalized. their early morning arrival caused some traffic backups downtown as more than 300 disabled protesters made their way up pennsylvania avenue.
NBC
Apr 9, 2010 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning on early today, waiting for word. rescuers go back into a west virginia mine in a desperate search for four missing miners. >>> rolling up their sleeves, astronauts on space shuttle "discovery" get to work on their first space walk. >>> and stay out of the water. swarming sharks shut down beaches in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an all-out effort. after a day of agonizing delays, rescue crews are making their way back into a west virginia mine in search of the four missing miners from monday's deadly blast. >>> on thursday searchers came within 500 feet of a rescue chamber where possible survivors may be but were forced to turn around when the air became too toxic. nbc's jay gray is in naoma, west virginia. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: good morning to you, lynn. they say they will get to the chambers this morning. the conditions are still sketchy in the mine. understand they're working right on the edge of a very dangerous situation with high levels of methane gas
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Apr 4, 2010 9:00am EDT
west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in pa to john shier. he scored 23 points. duke will go for its fourth national championship in school history. duke will meet underdobutler on monday night. the hometown bulldogs beat michigan state 52-50. sophomore gordon heyward led the way scoring 19 points. butler wins its 25th straight game and will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, capitals in columbus. alexander semin scored his 38th goal of the season, the caps win it 3-2 setting a franchise record with their 51st victory. in baseball, the nationals wrapped up spring training against the red sox yesterday. kevin youkilis hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the sox never looked back. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. him hakem dermish. have a happy easter. >> thank you. >>> well, with you now know wizards guard gilbert arenas will serve his time at a halfway house in montgomery county. he pleaded guilty back
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Apr 12, 2010 11:00am EDT
. 73 in the panhandle of virginia. temperatures around the region uniformly now in the mid 60s everywhere except for pittsburgh which is holding back justÑi a t at 56 degrees. satellite picture, we had a very weak cold front go through overnight last night and picked up a couple of mid and high level clouds across northern maryland and south central pennsylvania are the reason that we appear to have a bit of a gray texture to our sky. on the whole, still plenty of sunshine getting through. mostly sunny today. a little bit cooler than yesterday. still a bargain by mid-april standards. highs today upper 60s and low 70s. clouds come back for tomorrow. a chance of a shower by tomorrow afternoon and evening time. coming up in a couple more minutes the seven day. >> alexandria police are searching for a suspect they believe killed his daughter and her mother. police responded to the brent place apartments off south reynolds street yesterday morning where they found the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother. police are now looking for the father of that child, 34-year-old sigh o
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Apr 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, jim, back to you. >> jay, thank you. >>> man from virginia died after he was tasered by police in arlington. the officers say they were trying to control the man in an apartment on columbia pike and that's when they used a taser gun. that man died this morning. derrick ward is in arlington and has more on this. >> reporter: we are learning a bit more about the victim that died in the third-floor apartment in this building during the incident you just talked about. we are also learning more about the training that police officers typically undergo and what's men to be non-lethal force. when police responded to the call for a psychiatric emergency at the wild wood apartment in arlington, they encountered adil jouamai. he had been staying here with relatives. >> family member that initiated the call to the police department. >> reporter: police say he was nude and uncooperatedive and there was a struggle. an officer use ad taser on the 32-year-old man. they noticed he was not breathing. >> already dispatched to the scene and they were there and provided medical treatment and transpor
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Apr 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
year old boy in northern virginia. police say his older brother fought back. >> plane diverted from dulles airport. >>> it comes down to game seven tonight. the caps are trying not to go home. loudoun county schools are about to make some changes. the kids will probably love it. but teachers and other school employees won't. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the loudoun county school board decided that there will be two furlough days during the next school year. schools in the county will close and no activities will be scheduled. the county says the furloughs will save jobs. aaron gilchrist joins us now with the story. hi, aaron. >> doreen and jim, it was a choice nobody wanted to make. fire nearly 400 employees or cut every school employee's salary. effectively that's what the furlough does and today loudoun county faculty and staff learned exactly when that will happen. mill road elementary school today a fifth grade lesson on the periodic table for their teacher and all 10 thousand school employees in loudoun county. today meant the difficult math lesson. >> l
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Apr 12, 2010 4:00am EDT
your top headlines this morning. one week after a massive explosion at a west virginia mine killed 29 people today they'll begin the grim task of trying to figure out what went wrong. authorities are blaming high levels of methane gas for the deadly blast, toxins that are now holding up the recovery of the remaining bodies inside. >>> in northern ireland, an early morning car bombing outside a spy agency is being blamed on the irish republicanen party. it came just hours before police and justice pours were being transferred. no serious injuries have been report jood new details in the death of beloved stage and screen actress dixie carter. according to her publicist, she died in houston saturday of complications due to cancer. and imagine battling a sticky bolt. 215 mile ace above the earth. that's what two crew members of the space shuttle "discovery" did sunday before they successfully attached a cooling tank to the international space station. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will open today. the s&p nudged up 7 points, the nasdaq went up 17 points. taking a
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Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
richmond, virginia. height grew up to become a founding matriarch of the american civil rights movement. her crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades. dorothy height was 98 years old when she died overnight tha s kt perse. >> she was spiritually mature enough not to hold grudges. and not to hold anger. but to keep on pushing until men got the idea. they did. >> reporter: howard university hospital says dr. height passed away at 3:41 this morning from natural causes. but at age 98 those close to dr. height say she lived a full life never letting obstacles stand in her way. >> she spoke for women and if people remember she was part of what they called part of the big six. five men and dr. height. her presence said to us that we could be wherever we wanted to be. >> reporter: it was our mission to bring women to the forefront of american society. for 40 years she served as the president of the national council of negro women. she was a key figure in desegregating schools and voting rights and received the highest award for a civilian, presidenti
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Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. they're in. rescue crews have entered that west virginia coal mine to resume their search for four missing miners and it could be just hours before we know what happened to them. we're live at the scene. >>> air scare. a major security incident on a united airlines flight from washington to denver. fighter jets scrambled, other airlines alerted of a possible terror attack. turns out it was all apparently caused by a passenger smoking in the bathroom. >>> and one big step. president obama and his russian counterpart sign a landmark treaty overnight to slash both countries' nuclear arsenal. a key move toward the president's goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons "today," thursday, april 8th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. this morning there has been a major break-through at that west virginia coal mine where at least 25 workers were killed in monday's explosion. >> that's right. after spending more than a day drilling ventilation hole
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Apr 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
virginia? do republicans have a new southern strategy? hi, i'm chris matthews. catty kay, dan rather, heelen cooper and davidition -- ignatius with me. first up, president obama has a supreme court pick to make and washington's got a hot new debate to be -- topic. just -- justice john paul stevens has been the linchpin on the supreme court and finding the right person to replace him -- dan, a place to make history. will he go for it? >> he'll go for it. knowing the republicans will fight it to the last. we have to understand stevens hasn't been just one of nine. this is a historic figure. much seniority he has. seniority is huge in this issue. and the third thing to keep in mind is the modern history of the court has been each time the court has an appointee, the appointee is the -- to the right of the person sher succeeding and whomever he appoints will be to the right of stevens. chris: wow. heelen, is there much talk at the white house, which you cover, about finding a leader, not just a member of the court this time? >> that's certainly something much on the minds of the o
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Apr 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
too dangerous for rescue workers to go back into a mine in west virginia. the mine where four workers might still be alive. those miners have been unaccounted for since an explosion on monday that killed 25 miners. officials are hoping that the four miners who are missing were able to make it to an air-tight rescue chamber. early this morning, four rescue teams were sent into the upper big branch mine. they were pulled out when they ran into high levels of dangerous and potentially explosive gasses. the governor of west virginia says families are understanding despite the setback. >> is it disappointing? absolutely. do they understand? they're just as concerned about their fellow miners that we're trying to rescue their loved ones. >> two miners survived the blast and were taken to hospitals. one remains in intensive care. the other was released today. >>> tiger woods back on the golf course down at augusta in georgia today. dan will tell us how that went down there. >> i would say tiger is pleased. his first tournament back for tiger after his sex scandal rocked the sports wo
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Apr 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, the traffic began to return. brad's wife was supposed to be back in reston, virginia, friday. >> we thought they would get out. they were living the life of reilly over there >> reporter: after the welcome-home hug, wins low set the record straight. >> tired. stuck in paris. don't make it sound glamorous. my boss won't like that. no one was giving us any information. air france wasn't answering the phone. >> reporter: the eruption has been spewing volcanic ash hasn't stopped, but slowed. the cloud paralyzed travelers for millions. officials say the air is clear enough to get planes flying again. this is the second flight from paris since tuesday. >> there's some pleasure always in paris. stuck in paris is not too bad. we went 800 kilometers out of the way via bordeaux. >> reporter: pilots had to reroute it because of the ash. thousands are still stuck here and in england. this group of teenagers from london had been catching up on school work in northwest. >> in a way, it's good. sometimes we would wish we were at home. we are making the best of a situation. >> reporter: that seems
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Apr 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
maryland and virginia where the visibilities are down to near zero to a quarter of a mile. right now, the temperatures are in the low 50s and 40s in the shenandoah valley, 40 there, 52 in washington. and the last of that rain from yesterday is now pulling off the coast. we have a clear sky over the fog and after the fog dissipates by midmorning, we'll have lots of sunshine and afternoon highs should climb into the low 70s. s there just a slight chance of an isolated thundershower later on or a shower this afternoon, only a small chance. tomorrow, mostly sunny in the morning, a few clouds in the afternoon. saturday and sunday rain is possible. jerry, good morning. how's the thursday traffic. >> good. morning to you, obviously. as mentioned, the fog is going to be an issue. as we head on out, take a live look at this is the approach to the american legion bridge. let's go over to virginia and see how we're doing over there. a changeable situation, some areas not experiencing any fog, others socked in this morning. we'll keep you updated. the good news is right now, it appears at this p
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Apr 11, 2010 9:00am EDT
to bring out the bodies inside the upper big brank mine in west virginia. we've learn that had rescuers actually walked past the bodies of the missing four miners on the first day but never saw them through the smoke and debris until yesterday. >> this has been a very heavy hearted community holding on to a fragile thread of hope. when that thread broke, the pain was excruciating. >> the investigation into what caused the explosion started yesterday. a team of federal investigators will arrive in west virginia tomorrow. the investigation could take up to a year. >> a 2-year-old boy died after falling from the third story window of a home. this happened at a townhouse on heritage oak court in reston, virginia. fairfax county police say the child fell through a screen. police say the child's parents were home at the time and it appears to be an extremely tragic accident. >> the time now is 9:08. texas stadium is no more. the implosion that happened less than an hour ago coming up. plus, saved by a cell phone. one man's incredible story of surviving an avalanche. >> better luck ne
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Apr 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
, virginia. our forecast for today mostly sunny. away from the bay, bay locations will have some bay breeze. up 70s and low 80s today and tomorrow another little you so much of summer time across the area with highs once again nosing in on 80 degrees. it's so nice outside you can almost tolerate sitting in some traffic. >> not a lot to sit in this morning. that's very good news. along interstate 270 the southbound flow, left side of your screen no worries, lanes are open. only iss you may run into southbound are the bright lights for the northbound road work that's tying up the left half of the roadway. those lights are extremely bright indeed. the trip along 95 northbound out of lorton up to the capital beltway, incident free. check your speeds this morning. as we head out on the beltway, springfield across the wilson bridge only seven minutes. continuing to move along nicely up to route 50 and between route 50 and college park a mere eight minutes. eun, pat, back to you. >>> looks good. >>> time now is 5:23. ahead in the news this morning the d.c. taxi bribery scandal back in the news. >>
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Apr 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
cold. 42 right now. how about the virginia piedmont and toward the mountains, mid 30s towards manassas and culpeper. the warm spot out along the chesapeake bay and potomac waters where temperatures in the low to mid 40s. sun up at 6:28 and a decent amount of sunshine by early this morning. this afternoon, could see a few clouds developing. a cold start to the morning means a cool afternoon. highs struggling to get to that 60 doig mark. good news is the winds a little bit less breezy. still a chill in the air. >> thanks so much, justin. >>> investigators are searching for clues inside an suv that belonged to a popular d.c. principal shot and killed. a neighbor called police when she spotted brian betts' stolen suv yesterday morning. the xtera was parked near fourth street in washington. the suv had been missing since betts was found shot to death in his bedroom in silver spring thursday night. >> that vehicle belongs to a murder victim, and it was taken from the scene of a murder when mr. betts was killed. there may be some information in there that will get investigators closer to lear
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Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
pennsylvania and mountains of west virginia. they won't be botring us. plenty of sunshine. mild today. little bit of a breeze right up alongside the bay. annapolis to st. mary's county cooler today. 78 downtown, our first 80 degree day the year coming up tomorrow. another one coming up as we head into saturday. a little bit of something for everybody not to mention it's the peak of cherry blossoms. you got to be happy about that and jerry edwards has a smile on his face. >> let's take a look over at the american legion bridge. folks are smiling as much as they can at 5:00 in the morning with no delays to report. overnight road work, head over to virginia, the road work on the beltway to near route 50 has been wrapped up. looks like the lanes re-opened. springfield interchange moving along very nicely. back to you. >>> this morning new information revealed about what led to a mass shooting in the district. nine people were hit by bullets in a drive by shooting in washington. now they were all gathered outside after a funeral of another murder victim. police have three suspects in custo
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Apr 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
guns and ammunition in maryland and virginia. the bill would also repeal registration requirements. there is a curious line in -- in the 19-page bill that seems to strip the district of columbia of its ability to make any laws related to gun control. we will talk about that tonight. also we are going to ask officials about that and ask about the possible political motivations behind the introduction of the bill right now. so that's a story we are working on. tonight we will have more at 11:00. >> lot going on there. thank you, craig. >>> former tooid d.c. council member jim graham pleaded not guilty to bribery charges today. ted losa is charged with taking cash and services in exchange for pushing laws farable to the taxi cabin industry. prosecutors say that he accepted more than $30,000 along with trips, limo rides, meals. graham denies any wrongdoing and says that he's cooperating with the authorities. law enforcement authorities told "the washington post" graham is not the target of their investigation. >>> welling the deal is done, folks. washington caps ownerowner. hakem dermi
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Apr 26, 2010 4:00pm EDT
for help to find a man who may be a witness in the shooting death of a college student from virginia at his school in texas. 18-year-old jaoshua mccackle wa killed. police say a man named curry mccullum was at that party. police believe he's back in this area and drives a blue-green dodge magnum with maryland plates. >>> a northern virginia community is still reeling from the tragic loss of a father who died after a freak accident during a softball game. george crist was 55 years old. loudoun county fire officials say he was pitching in a softball game at the potomac lakes sportsplex when a softball hit him in the neck on a line drive. the ball apparently ruptured an artery in his neck. he died several hours later at the hospital. his pastor and family members remembered him as a phatter who dedicated his life to giving back to others. more on that story tonight on news 4 at 5:00. >>> police at george mason university are investigating allegations of a sex assault inside a dormitory. investigators tell us a female student reported that a man she knew assaulted her inside maldson dorm
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Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
look at hargstown and elkins, west virginia at 33. we had some freeze warnings down through the shenandoah valley. tonight, going into tomorrow morning, frost advisory for the shenandoah valley. then up north in pennsylvania. that just means that some of the tender vegetation, some of the plant, nowers that have already started coming up with the growing season, could suffer just a little bit of damage. so folks west and north will be covering those up. high pressure across the area. that's why we've got the clear skies throughout the area. as the high pressure moves east we're going to keep the clear skies around. the wind should start to settle. those clouds will stay south until week. 66 degrees is our current temperature. richmond at 66 and raleigh, close to 70 degrees. lines for coastal techologies, your low was at 4. and the low temperature at haymarket was at 43 degrees. so it's going to be just as cool overnight. across the flags's midsection, no high heat, no cold temperatures either. it's like spring everywhere. the next low pressure for us to bring us rain come midwee
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Apr 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
rainfall. and then showers coming across central virginia right now and confined south and east of the district as we talked about earlier. they are located around the eastern shore. and out towards salsberry maryland, and then calvert, st. mary's, seeing light rain showers. give it another two hours or so and you are looking at dry conditions. past 24 hours, there is a look at rainfall tallies. hagerstown picking up a little under an inch in the last 24 hours. and about 100th of an inch down towards pawtuxet river. yesterday we had a decent amount of rain but isolated in nature. and there are the temperatures starting back near the 50s in winchester, and 61 at national airport. the trend, again, will be falling temperatures throughout the morning, and then leveling off as we head throughout the weekend. and gust is gusting towards 39 miles per hour. and if you are heading out over the potomac waters there will be a small craft advisory, so watch out there. and then storms began to fall apart last night as the front approached. just to the north of the front, the cooler flow of northwe
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Apr 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
will travel to west virginia to deliver a eulogy for the 29 miners killed in a coal mine explosion. the white house announced that the president and vice president would attend a memorial service on sunday. the april 5th blast at the upper big branch mine in raleigh county was the nation's worst coal mine disaster since 1970. president obama has ordered a sweeping review of mine safety records and called for stronger laws. >>> new york martin o'malley is speaking out. the video was released last week, shot during the celebration that followinged a big win by the university of maryland's men's basketball team over duke last month. the governor calls the beating a very serious issue and spoke about it yesterday during wtop's ask the governor program. >> lots of people have seen the video. very few of us were actually there on the scene. but i'm sure this matter will receive the attention that it deserves from the chief of police of prince george's county. >> four police officers have been suspended since this video was released. >>> stay tuned, right now, because news4 at 5:00 begins
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Apr 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
. north of that we have shower this morning covering much of the state of virginia. you do need your umbrella this morning. it should be beautiful this morning. northern plains look pretty good. at least for today denver should be good, and much of texas should be okay, but there will be scattered strong storms as we go throughout the next couple of afternoons. that's a quick look at wednesday's forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. salt lake city, utah, this morning has been seeing some stormy weather mostly to the north of you. so in the rockies, kind of the worst of the weather today. raleigh, north carolina, showers and storms also for you. well, we'll take a look at where more of that wet weather is located when i come back. >> all right, thank you, bill. >>> apple delivers, delta sees brighter skies, and proof you really can advertise anywhere. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >> talk about therapy material. kim kardashian wishes she hadn't posed for "playboy" and blames her mom. >> the new york jets sent a pro bowler and the b
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Apr 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
eastern virginia. a few wind reports in florida, and also a couple strong storms just outside of houston. so it was a lot calmer severe weatherwise yesterday. a couple areas of storms and some showers in new england. a little area of rain here over illinois, heading for kentucky, and some isolated storms there over areas of just into louisiana, right on the border there of texas. here's that area of rain. this is probably the worst of it this morning. this isn't that bad. just some steady rain heading for louisville this morning, owensboro, and possibly around lexington, eventually. so the forecast today, a little gloomy in new england. especially from rhode island and boston northward up into northern new england where they could even see snow. but overall, it's not a bad-looking tuesday. temperatures a little bit on the cool side in chicago. that's a look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. you notice there's nothing too dramatic during the day today. the next severe weather threat will come into the middle of the country thursday and
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Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at the highs there close to 80 degrees in roanoke, virginia. 75 in raleigh, north carolina, down south in pittsburgh today got up to 80 degrees. virtually cloud-free skies across the area with high pressure over the area. highs moving away and is going to make way for the next weather front to move in. before it does, a strong southwesterly push for us throughout the day tomorrow. we'll have not only higher temperatures, but low-level moisture. you might notice a touch of humidity in the air. 64. mild overnight. we are going to be starting out in the low to mid 50s this time. probably 57 degrees or so around the district. sorry, folks, hay market, virginia, 59. that weather coming up is across the great lakes right now. it's not the storm it once was. it was a monster of a storm producing snow and chilly air back behind it. thin line of showers right now. more of the storms down through texas. as the system moves to the east, we could have an isolated thunderstorm around our area. look for the rain a little later now. probably not until 9:00 or 10:00 tomorrow. we'll get a chance
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Apr 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
williams, thanks. >>> we turn to our coverage in west virginia and a bad setback for the families of four trapped miners. rescue teams went in just before 5:00 a.m. but they were turned back. our own tom costello is in naoma this evening with the very latest there. tom? >> reporter: good evening. they have been ventilating this mine around the clock, taking air samples every 15 minutes. they believe that those poisonous gas levels inside the mine are starting to drop again and hope to send the rescue teams back in some time this evening. with low clouds and rain moving in, four eight-man rescue teams ventured 4.5 miles into the mountain. after four hours, explosive gas levels in the mine started rising and commanders ordered them out. for rescuers, concern for fellow miners, total frustration. >> you can imagine hauling equipment for a long distance, getting out there, getting exactly where you need to be and then having to double-time back out because you find yourself in harm's way. >> reporter: experts continue to say the four missing miners could have only survived if they made it to
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Apr 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. protests turned violent. the debate is familiar in northern virginia where prince william county weighed a similar proposal two years ago. >> reporter: arizona governor jan brewer announcing her decision to sign into law a bill requiring law officers to stop and arrest anyone suspected of income the country illegally. she says it's necessary because of the federal government's failure to secure the mexican border. >> the bill i'm about to sign into law, senate bill 1070, represents another tool for our state to use as we work to solve a crisis that we did not create, and the federal government has refused to fix. >> reporter: president obama hat a naturalization ceremony at the white house calling the measure misguided. >> in our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others, and that includes, for example, the recent efforts in arizona, which threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness we cherish as americans. >> reporter: the boill makes it against the law to hire illegal immigrants. protests call it open door for rac
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Apr 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to a burning building. we will see it from the -- cam. >>> popular virginia university raising tuition and fees by nearly 10% for students. >>> earth week is continuing. major hotel chain here in our area is going green and saving green by making some simple changes. we will show you what they are. >>> hope you enjoyed it this week. >> sometimes you get a lot done inside. clean out a closet. i know we don't like it. whatever. >> exactly. >> you have to. >> the thing being tomorrow, we are talking about rain in the forecast. for both days. it is not going to be raining continuously through the day tomorrow. >> zbloek little bit of break in the morning. there will be showers and it will be light enough. i think we may be able to squeeze stuff in. it is definitely going to be damp across the area. and late afternoon and evening. 73 degrees is the current temperature now. relative humidity is at 41 degrees. we are at 31%. let's show you some of the temperatures further north of the area where it is 67 in philadelphia right now. close to 80 in richmond, virginia. 58 in cincinnati. t
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Apr 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
market, virginia, are back home from haiti with their adopted son. the warrens were trying to adopt for 12 years. time after time the adoption fell through. after meeting their son in haiti, they knew nothing, not even an earthquake will get in the way. we have more on their amazing journey. >> reporter: through the lens of pastor warren his new son is introduced to family. grandparents, aunts and uncles swarmed baby sterle. >> i'm so thankful. i ask our government please help the families that are still sitting at the embassy crying like i am. it's just a dream come true. one of the happiest days of my life. >> reporter: this emotional day has been months in the making. through the adoption process, everybody was almost set until january 12th when the earthquake hit and the adoption papers were destroyed. the warrens decided to return to haiti and bring him back themselves. with no paperwork it took nearly two weeks to overcome red tape. >> our haitian lawyer produced everything she could. we had friends in virginia breaking into our house scanning paperwork. >> on tuesday when the sec
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Apr 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last week at the age of 98. dr. h
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Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
after president obama left asheville on his way to west virginia for that memorial service for those dead west virginia miners, police started questioning and secret service started questioning a man by the name of joseph sean mcvey. he was sitting in his car and when he got out of the car, he was listening to radio scanners on a transistor radio and had a sidearm on him. he said he wanted to meet the president, wanted to speak to him. they decided after questioning him to arrest him since he was armed and was in a police car. his driver's license turned out to be invalid, his ohio driver's license. and also in the car, they found formulas for a rifle scope, which are used to measure distances. he makes his first court appearance today in north carolina and he is being held on $100,000 bond. secret service and other law enforcement officials say the president was never in danger and these things do happen sometimes where you have some suspect, unsavory individuals hanging around where the president is going, but they say he was not in danger. natalie? >> chuck todd for us at the whit
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Apr 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
wildcat related to the lion is on the loose in northern virginia. it is a 20-pound cat that escape order route 15 wednesday. it was last seen along gleedsville road in loudoun county. it is a medium sized african wildcat that's similar to a cheetah. it is spotted and -- it is spotted. it is wearing a harness, actually. this animal was hand raised and not considered to be a threat to residents. people are urged not to approach it because it is easily scared and will likely run away. anyone that see it is animal is asked to call animal control. >> wow. >>> it is a beautiful day out there. i can't imagine anyone wants to be caged up right now. >> like we are. >> yeah. >> we can just do the news from the picnic table out there. i was out there a few minutes ago. i leftim vance out there. he was reading his book. >> working hard. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. he has a couple more minutes. this weekend, delightful weather across the area. what are those folks doing? i need glasses. what are they doing? running around? biking? kicking around the soccer ball. this will be a terrific day for anythin
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Apr 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
things within the agency. congressman gerald connelly of virginia said metro's budget shortfall adds to the issues and that the agency needs federal funding. >> federal government is the largest and the fact metro was here. i think they have a certain responsibility to be at the table if we are going to put new burdens on the metro in terms of safety and i think that's appropriate. >> challenges but nothing that is something that 00 seen. some level before. i think they all can be taken care of. it is going to take time. time to get to where we are today. time to work on it. >> reporter: on capitol hill, elaine reyes, news4. >> d.c. councilman jim graham introduced a measure that would raise the city's gas tax by ten cents a gallon. the extra funds would be used for metro operations. >>> the family is accusing a teacher's aide at oxon hill middle school of beating their mentally handicapped child. in a news conference today the family spokesperson announced the allegations. the 14-year-old child reportedly was playing in the gym when the assault occurred. child's twin brother alleged
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Apr 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, man, did frederick county, maryland up in the panhandle of west virginia powerhouse thunderstorms between 5:00 and 9:00 this evening dumping more than two inches of rain in a short period of time. outside right now on a sunday night here in the nation's capital, a mostly cloudy sky still overhead. temperatures believe it or not, if you blinked you missed it. man did it get warm today. that was a big part of the reason that the thunderstorms got to be like they did. we made 77 degrees for a high temperature downtown today, after a 53-degree start this morning. current temperature is now 59 degrees with a dew point of 55. only .1 inch of rain at the national airport. temperatures back down into the 50s at this time after highs in the 70s. here's a check on doppler over the last hour in time lapse here. you can see the intensity and frequency of the lightning diminishing now. showers and thunderstorms easing up a little bit. here's a look at live doppler. most of it is light to moderate rain showers now. here's the district. there's the northern parts of the capital beltway, montgome
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Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
morning. so as the clouds continue to push south down through virginia, during the next couple of hours, clear skies, we are going to have another cool start to the day tomorrow. upper 30s to mid 40s and possibly more fog around the area, too. we start out between 45 and 47 degrees. there is your good night wakeup forecast, 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. patchy fog around the area, dry and mild conditions tomorrow. yet again. and could we hit 80 this week? we will take a look at it in just a few minutes. jim? >> all right, veronica, thank you. >>> as more people enjoy the weather with their windows open at home, police warned that there is a danger especially after two toddlers fell out of windows in fairfax. a 2-year-old is recovering after falling out of a third storin dough yesterday at the second incident involving a toddler falling out of a window in a county. within the past four days. the first incident, which happened in reston saturday night, ended tragically. a 2 year old boy was pronounced dead after he fell from a window with a loose screen. it was 2-year-old gir
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